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The Ridge Pond

There, officially, I have named the pond where Canada geese hang out all winter, Ridge Pond.

It can be found behind the clubhouse on the Ridge Golf Course in Waterloo, Illinois.

It’s been cold the last few nights and ice has begun to form on the ponds on the course.

First, a flock of mallards warmed Ridge Pond. Then, the geese arrived, hundreds of them. They will stay most of the winter, coming and going, checking out other ponds. In the spring most of them leave.

But, a few stay and breed. But, I’ll discuss that process next spring.


The photograph of the goose is courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a branch of our government that needs your support.

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